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Nakamura Tokichi Honten

#1 of 7 Dessert in Uji
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Southern Kyoto
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10 Ichiban Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 774-22-7800
10:00 - 18:00
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to eat at while in Uji. The first time I tried, I could not get in because of the crowds; they do not take reservations. So this year I went early and signed up on their waiting list. I got in on the first seating and everything is wow. Beautiful gardens, decor, great staff and service,... More 

Thank Alan S
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The ambience of the tea house is exciting - feel of old tea house be like in an old days;) had the green tea noodle set included rice and a small dessert. Taste was good and we actually order second bowl of noodles. The matcha ice cream was full of matcha fragrance. But disappointed with the red beans with mochi-... More 

Thank saltlc
Wellington, New Zealand
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221 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Wanted to visit nearby shrine, but , lunchtime. First place from station. Tea shop in front, but went to the restaurant at the back, registered name on wait list.. told 40 mins, returned to tea shop. Sampled their wares, tea and cookies, snacks etc, then left for lunch. Seated after a few mins wait, For some unknown reason, we all... More 

Thank pieata
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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70 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I arrived here at 11am. And there was a long queuing line. I have to wait about 8-9 tables of customers. But that was still lucky for me as the shop is just open, so I get in to the restaurant within half an hour. If you reach at noon. You got to prepare to wait. A long wait. I... More 

Thank Yosef J
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I waited an hour to get a seat here during the off season so I hate to think what it's like during high season. Yes it was worth the wait. Smooth delicious fresh and not overly priced. Would I wait again? ? Well this is Japan! Everyone queues!

Thank Keiko P
Hong Kong, China
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814 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Upon arrival to Uji and less than five minutes walking distance from JR Station, we saw a queue waiting to enter the tea restaurant (Nakamura Tokichi Honten. Due to time limitation, we just purchased the ice cream cup with matcha flavour and proceeded to other scenic spots. The taste of ice cream was delicious and highly recommend to travelers when... More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Uji's view are very stunning. Accidentally, we found that restaurant which have a long history and full with green tea's desserts. As a greenteaholic, we went inside without any doubt. There is a large french casement which we can enjoy the view of uji. A river is surrounding Nakamura Tokichi Honten and it's such a nice place to hang out... More 

1 Thank Bell Y
Tokyo, Japan
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The main store of this famous local tea producer is to be found directly by the river guaranteeing a lovely view for your break. Try the Matcha Soba (green tea infused buckwheat noodles) for lunch or a premium quality Matcha green tea set accompanied by a Matcha dessert.

1 Thank Carozilla
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229 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Uji around 2pm, and there was a 1 hour waiting time queue to enter the restaurant. To beat the queue, we decided to buy the takeaway items to sample instead. The ice cream cups (350JPY? each) comes in Houjicha and Matcha flavours. We tried the Houjicha version and it was so good that we bought the matcha... More 

1 Thank Alfred F
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721 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Before its opening at 11 A.M, I wrote down my name on the list, and in this way I could finally taste legendary Maccha. Its sweets, based on green tea, are also recommendable.

Thank Kimitaka S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Ichiban Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Uji>  > Southern Kyoto
  • Neighbourhood: Southern Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 774-22-7800

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Southern Kyoto

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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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